The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care (Royal Commission) was established in 2018 to investigate children, young people, and vulnerable adults’ experiences of abuse and neglect in State and non-State care between 1950-1999. 

The Royal Commission presented its final report and recommendations to the Governor General on 25 June 2024. This report will be made public after it has been presented to Parliament on Wednesday 24 July.

The Ministry of Disabled People – Whaikaha acknowledges the courage of all those who shared their experiences with the Royal Commission.

Deaf, disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori and people with learning disabilities have been a significant focus in the inquiry.

Whaikaha will continue to support and contribute to the cross-agency work overseen by the Crown Response Unit (CRU). 

The report and its recommendations will influence the future strategic work for this Ministry. 

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